After late Arfa Karim, the Pakistani computer prodigy, Malala Yousafzai has become the second icon to appear on the world stage restoring the good name of the motherland. Their contribution to their respective fields has been second to none. Malala stood against tyranny and terrorism steadfastly. In recognition of her sacrifice and demonstration of courage, all members of the United Nations are celebrating Nov 10 as Global Day of Action for Malala Yousafzai. The Secretary General of the world body, Ban Ki-moon in a video message said that Malala is a metaphor for every girl’s right to education. He urged the people across the world to join forces to put education first for girls and boys throughout the globe. The Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General, Gordon Brown, who is in Pakistan currently, has handed a petition to President Asif Ali Zardari bearing more than a million signatures calling for a Nobel peace prize for Malala.Arfa and Malala have helped Pakistan improve its image across the world by simply making their unique contribution. In essence, it has roused the people from their deep slumber of bigotry and intolerance. Pakistan should step forward to do whatever can be done for promoting education.